Keats-Shelley 200: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein performed by Blue Apple Theatre
Thursday 8 July 2021 — Saturday 10 July 2021
“I was benevolent and good; misery made me a fiend. Make me happy, and I shall again be virtuous.”
Reflective, lyrical and contemplative, this brand-new adaptation looks again at the sadness and madness that lie behind the murder and mayhem. Faithful to and commenting on Mary Shelley’s original words, this version takes us back to the fundamental principles of a Frankenstein tale that is resonant for our own times.
Blue Apple weaves a retelling of the classic tale we all think we know with contemporary reflections on the themes of alienation, otherness and prejudice – issues as pertinent today as they were in 1818 are explored by a cast with lived-experience.
Blue Apple's Frankenstein will be performed live at the Theatre Royal Winchester:
- 8th July @ 4.30pm and 8pm (and live-streamed through the theatre's website)
You can also watch the performance of Frankenstein online through the theatre's website:
- 9th July @ 4.30pm and 8pm (pre-recorded online performance)
- 10th July @ 4.30pm and 8pm (pre-recorded online performance)
About Blue Apple:
Founded in 2005 and based in Winchester, Blue Apple is an inspirational and ambitious theatrical company that supports performers with learning disabilities to develop and present high quality productions for the widest possible audiences – performing and touring theatre, dance and film within a variety of large and small-scale venues around Hampshire and the southern regions, as well as nationally and internationally.
Blue Apple is committed to the development of integrated and progressive opportunities within the arts for people with learning disabilities, to raise the ceiling of expectation and advocate for the development of a more inclusive and equal society. The increase in confidence gained through stage performances has helped Blue Apple participants to enhance their social, personal and artistic skills and achieve public recognition for their talents.